Boy needs medical help
Handball star suddenly breaks off the winner’s interview
During the match between Sweden and Cape Verde at the Handball World Championship, a child caused a medical emergency in the stands. Sweden’s handball star Jim Gottfridsson then abruptly stopped his interview with the winner.
At the Handball World Championship, there was an incident in the audience during Sweden’s 34:27 victory over the Cape Verde Islands.
Sweden’s clear 34:27 victory against the Cape Verde Islands in the second group game at the Handball World Championship is overshadowed by an incident: During the game, a drama had occurred in the stands in the hall in Gothenburg. When Sweden player Jim Gottfridsson (30) stands at the microphone of the Swedish newspaper “Aftonbladet” after the game, a young boy is carried past him on a stretcher to a waiting ambulance.
When the point guard sees the child, he interrupts the winner’s interview and rushes to the boy’s mother. “Damn it! is he ok How is he? », According to the Swedish media, the 30-year-old is said to have asked his mother. The boy had apparently suffered an epileptic seizure in the stands. But he should be doing better now.
Especially Team Gift For The Boy
As a father of two, Gottfridsson did not leave the matter indifferent. The incident had touched him and the father’s heart had penetrated, he explained afterwards. And he thought: «We have to do something for the boy. The evening shouldn’t end like that for him.”
No sooner said than done: After the initial shock wore off, the 30-year-old and his teammates thought about a special campaign for the young patient. “He will get a national team shirt signed by all the players and we will get him tickets for one of our games next week and hope that he will have the opportunity to come then,” said the general secretary of the Swedish Handball Association Robert Wedberg in the evening.
Gottfridsson later said at the end of his interview: “There are more important things than this interview.” The victory against Cape Verde was also important for Sweden. The Scandinavians realized the early entry into the main round of the Handball World Championship through the success – but this became a minor matter on this evening. (mbi)